[PATCH] Make IPv6 built-in.

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Tue Jun 7 18:11:08 UTC 2011

Tom Callaway (tcallawa at redhat.com) said: 
> On 06/07/2011 01:51 PM, Neil Horman wrote:
> > +1 to making ipv6 built-in though.
> Seems like a no-brainer to me. What are the cons? A slightly larger
> vmlinuz? 

The module is ~460k on my x86_64 system, would be ~150k compressed. I would
say that that is larger than most modules, but unlikely to actually break
anything. I believe the biggest space concern we have for the kernel is 
ppc initramfs sizes for some ppc platforms; don't know of any concerns for
primary architectures that would come into play here.

> Is there some sort of performance impact?

I have not done benchmarks, but I'd be pretty shocked if it has more
impact on networking performance than the default firewall does.


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